Spotting a hole in his demanding touring schedule, Finnebassen made a call on Ivaylo and the Jæger mix series to lay down his first contribution to the series. A honorary Jæger resident by now, Finnebassen’s sets in our basement show us a side to the DJ producer that audiences around the rest of the world don’t often get to see. Trotting the globe in 2017, Finnebassen’s name has adorned line-ups from Brazil to Ukraine this year, with no signs of slowing down before the holiday season with a trip to Australia on the cards in December. Often the headliner, Finnebassen’s sets are imbued with a forceful energy to cater to a peak-time crowd, but as his all-night sets around Oslo’s has shown his as adept at warming a crowd to a dancefloor.
For this episode of the Jæger mix Finnebassen turns down that spirited energy and settles in to a more sober mood. Although he plays at a more conservative pace, the mix is still very much in the style of Finnebassen. Deep chords and sub-bass-lines trudge along in rhythms lifted from House, while hallucinogenic lead lines trip over each other to create spartan minimalist textures. Dub progressions keep the mix pulsing along at a reserved rate from one track to the next, and particularly cold and introspective mood follows with Finnebassen playing on themes of mystique and intrigue through his selections.
You can read a full interview with Finnebassen here.